NYCGB Fellowship Voiceworks Day

Partner: National Youth Choir of Great Britain
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Music

NYCGB use Alleyn's Music School for Fellowship Voicework auditions and training day.

Launched in 2015, the NYCGB Fellowship Programme aims to create the most highly skilled and multi-talented choral singers in the UK. Each year, eight singers aged 22-25 selected following an intensive three-round audition process benefit from a comprehensive 50-day professional training programme designed to develop outstanding skills in performance, education and leadership.

Fellowship singers have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Snape Maltings, on tour in Malta and China and live on BBC Radio 3, delivered educational work in Nottinghamshire, Durham and Suffolk, and received masterclasses and seminars from Harry Christophers, Kitty Whately, James Gilchrist and Sam Evans, and professional seminars on personal finance, marketing and developing ensembles.

Fellowship holders are supported by individual bursary awards of £4,000 plus expenses. 

There is more information on the work of the NYCGB Fellowship Programme in the Fellowship Blog

 

 

Background and goals

Alleyn's was contacted by a member the NYCGB administrative team when they were looking for a suitable venue to host the London auditions and training day.

The NYCGB work in partnership to make singing activities and opportunities available on a regional level to young people who aren't members of NYCGB through their Widening Access & Engagement Programme.

 

Resources

Alleyn's hired rehearsal and conference facilities to the NYCGB for one day at a reduced community rate.

 

Frequency and duration

The Fellowship Voiceworks Training Day was a one off event at Alleyn's but Alleyn's School will continue to support the NYCGB for future events or activities.